Thursday, September 25, 2008

In Flight - Sky Watch Friday #11

I already posted this earlier and thought I may as well use it as my Sky Watch entry.

I spent my time at the beach trying to capture the birds that were out and about. I don't know if these are all brown pelicans or not so feel free to chime in if I've got this wrong. There were so many of them out that a couple of times they flew overhead in a flock. Since I couldn't seem to capture them as they dove into the water I took a short video clip. Now mind you, this is a horrible clip because I was fighting the wind and the bird was so fast, but I wanted to document at least one dive into the water which comes at the end of the clip.





I still think they look like pterodactyls. :-)





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39 comments:

Carletta said...

Wonderful photos!
Really cool.

abueloscrisytoño said...

Tienes un blog muy interesante me alegro de conocerlo.
UN Saludo A.Cris

Mary said...

Wow, they are amazingly beautiful birds, and your photos are wonderful!!!

Tony said...

Boy you have a lot of blogs, I'm flat out finding time to keep up with just one....
Great Pelican pics & video. I love all birds, even plain old sparrows & crows.
This reminded me of a rhyme...

Pelican, Pelican, Pelican
His beak holds more than his belly can

Maria said...

The landing is awesome :)
Happy SWF!

Woody said...

Pretty cool shots. Nice Catch! Happy SWF

Wren said...

Aren't pelicans interesting looking birds? So different in flight than when on the ground. These make a nice Skywatch set.

angela said...

Great shots; my favourite is the last one. They look so ungainly you wonder how they stay aloft..

Dina said...

That's a fun video. You're right, these birds look prehistoric.
Shalom to you.

babooshka said...

That bird in flight is truly magnificent.

Maria said...

Yes, that's Paris, without Notre Dame or Eiffelturm, but I liked the endless ocean of houses, the only the sky above, and all those people enjoying the view :)

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect catch..... Great job! Reminds me the saying,,,, We never know how high we are, till we are called to ris; and then, if we are true to plan, our statures touch the sky... Happy Skywatch! Hope you can visit my SWF entry too...

Sherry said...

I love these. Fantastic photos!

Baruch said...

Awesome set of photos. Happy SWF!

Müge Tekil said...

Very nice captures!

Photo Cache said...

beautiful action shots. great captures.

JunieRose2005 said...

Loved seeing the photos- and especially the video! I love watching Pelicans and I had them on one of my blogs awhile back- Probably early May.


Junie

Laura ~Peach~ said...

beautiful photos great catch!

Leedra said...

Great captures of the pelican

Louise said...

These are INCREDIBLE shots of the birds. Well done!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Loved watching the pelican finally dive in. Hahaha!
The photos are really nice.
Happy Sky Watch!

MigsCFLer said...

The second last picture is my favourite. Great pics

Cheers

http://reginainpictures.blogspot.com/

eyestothesky said...

What a fantastic photo! Great picture for skywatch!

fishing guy said...

T: I do love that third photo the best and they do look like prehistoric birds.

napaboaniya said...

Captures of the birds soaring the sky is awesome :)
Happy SkyWatch!

The Gnome at the Bottom of the Garden said...

Fantastic Pelicans. Great SWF photo.

me ann my camera said...

Your Pelican photos are wonderful and I especially love the last one with the harbour in the background!

Mike - Fenphotography said...

Nice video, last time I saw these birds diving I was in Mexico, they looking amazing in flight.

Luiz Ramos said...

Congratulations. So beautiful shots.
Nice flight birds.

The Birdlady said...

These are great! I particularly love the one with the rocks.

Enigma said...

A wonderful clip and shots. Yes pelicans DO look prehistoric, don't they? Amazing. Thanks for sharing these fantastic images! And thanks for visiting my site, too!

vincibene said...

Wonderful pictures and clip!

Mary said...

Those are great shots! I love the last 2. It is so hard to track and photograph flying birds. I always lose my focus and end up with blurs (sigh) The video is really good for showing what was happening. Wonderful!

Craver Vii said...

Marvelous birds! They dive so clumsy though, don't they?

Lúa said...

hi from Spain, beautiful pelicans, tu blog esta muy chulo (esto no se muy bien como se dice en ingles, hehehe)bye

Denise said...

Great, great photos and the video was very cool. I am so glad you did that. It was fun to watch one in flight. Happy SkyWatch Friday.

Arija said...

Hats off to you for keeping him in your sights for so long! Great dive and also great shots to follow. I know how hard it is to photograph birds in flight.

bobbie said...

The video is interesting, but the still shots are really great!

B. Roan said...

Wow! Beautiful shots.